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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD WtdiMldiy, January 22, 1975 Airports might be first target of strike action OTTAWA (CP) Airports might be the first target of a strike by federal labor and trades employees should current conciliation efforts fail, a spokesman for the Public Service Alliance said Tuesday. The union, which represents the workers in the labor and trades group, has started a 'series of meetings across the country to co-ordinate any pos- sible strike action. The spokesman said that in the event of a strike, the union would probably pick targets which would feel the greatest impact. Airport runway cleaners are among employees in the group. Some of the runway cleaners, who operate heavy snowplow equipment, held an illegal work stoppage in December in Montreal and other centres, hampering air travel just before the Christmas holidays. Other employees who service post office trucks and equip- ment also walked out at that time. The alliance, which represents about federal employees, is gearing up for a big year of industrial strife. It had its first major legal strike in November and December when food and grain inspectors walked out in a selective work stoppage. Its first walkout this year is a strike by 550 mint employees, which is still unresolved. The general labor and trades group includes electricians, plumbers, mechanics, laborers, truck drivers and pasture riders or cowboys as well as other employees. Seven days after a conciliation report is received by the federal public service staff relations board, the un- ion can strike legally. That might mean a legal walkout about mid-February or even sooner. Alliance officials want to explain their strike strategy to members through the planned meetings because strike funds are scarce and the union cannot afford to deplete its reserves with unscheduled walkouts. Any strike by the group is likely to be selective, hitting first at sectors of the public service where the greatest pressure will be felt. That would probably mean no more than of the workers would be off the job at any one. time if a strike occurs. The same tactic was used with success by grain in- spectors, who were able to halt all grain shipments in the country last year although they represented only 10 per cent of the membership in their bargaining unit. The alliance has a maximum of J3 million in strike funds, which would last only three weeks if there was a full-fledged walkout by the labor and trades group. The rallies so far have been held in a militant at- mosphere, one union spokesman said. Money has been collected to help provide for the striking mint workers. The union is seeking an increase in the total payroll of 42.46 per cent in a one-year contract, while treasury board has offered 12.2 per cent in the first year and eight per cent in the second year of a two-year set- tlement. Average hourly wage now is raise demanded by the union would be dis- tributed among 18 sub-groups of employees. Alliance spokesmen say it would bring pay of federal gov- ernment tradesmen to within 90 per cent of that of out- side trade rates. But the treasury board has resisted the union argument, saying that while outside tradesmen have to put up with periodic unemployment, government workers are assured of permanent and continuing work. 'Refined foods may be disease factor By PETER MICHAELSON WINNIPEG (CP) Refin- ed foods may be a major YAMAHA ORGANS I New and Used COLLEGE MALL Phone 328-3694 contributing factor to heart and gallbladder diseases, the Canadian Society, for Clinical, Investigation was told Tuesday. Dr. Eru Pomare of Victoria Hospital in London, Ont., said a recently- completed study he worked on in Bristol, England, found that normal diets supplemented with unprocessed wheat bran The best to you from Palm. Sour Cream. PRLM PALM DAIRIES LIMITED reduced the level of cho- lesterol in the bile. Gallstones are formed in the gall bladder mostly from cholesterol in the bile, the li- quid secreted from the liver into the intestines to facilitate elimination. Dr. Pomare said bran and whole-wheat foods may have a place in preventing or even treating gallstones. An estimated to gall-bladder operations are performed in Canada each year at a cost of millions of dollars to the health-care system. Dr. Pomare, who switched to a high-fibre diet himself following the experiments, also said the study shows that cholesterol levels in the blood decreased for persons who ate less-refined diets. High levels of cholesterol or fatty acids in the blood appar- ently cause narrowing of the arteries and are considered a major contributor to heart disease. However, Dr. Pomare said that sugar in the diet may be just as important a cause of gallstone formation and more studies are needed to deter- mine exactly why persons in affluent countries are so like- ly to have high cholesterol levels in their bile or blood. He said the mechanism whereby high-fibre diets reduce cholesterol levels is exceedingly complex and not well understood. The subjects in the Bristol study ate ordinary diets which were supplemented daily with about one cup or 50 grams of unprocessed wheat bran. Dr. Pomare said super- market products such as Kellogg's All-Bran are partly refined. Completely unrefined cereals are usually available only in health food stores. The size' of the fibre par- ticles may be important in the process of controlling cholesterol levels, so that par- tial processing or even grinding may destroy the cereals' effectiveness, he said. On another subject, medical researcher J.G. Mongeau of Montreal said studies in that city showed heredity is "100 per cent responsible" for the blood pressure in children up to the age of six. Beyond that age, en- vionmental factors such as lifestyle and stress apparently play a significant, but minor role in subsequent blood- pressure performance, he said. PRICES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 23-25, 1975 WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES TASTE TEMPTING DELIGHTS TO HELP YOUR BUDGET GO FURTHER Bologna CHUBBS Bacon CAMPFIRE Bjttaptew ik......... i15 Sausages 69' CAMPflRE SIMM! A. Rump Rssst Round Roast rE Round Steak 45 45 55 1 1 I19 wMiMtrSHMHOIS wionors nbpkg............ou Stewing Beef S ZOIb.nalwt. Robin Hood Flour .........................2 39 Chicken Noodle Soup Uptons 2 tnv. Coffee Blm Ribbon, lib. net wt. Arctic Power 1 99 Death trap Apple Fruit Cocktail Spinach Hiits FMCV I4n.oz.tiw CANADA FANCY MACINTOSH TflC Apples 19 lOsl00 ,49 49 SUNKIST NAVEL Oranges CANADA NO. 1 Onions 3ii CANADA NO. 1 Carrots CANADA NO. 2 lOll.taf 79( BLUE BONNET 3lb.mtwt. KRAFT [99 CheezWhiz 009 2lb.rl.twt......................m TOP-YAW Cheese Slices ROC OMWIWI.....................WV TOP-VALU FROM CONC. 6II.OZ. 4i99< U Browns riOO WESTVALi Brussels Sprouts QQc ...................WW Cream Corn Bing Cherries 2J9C Spaghetti Miracle Whip SL: I19 Corn Flakes Powdered Milk ,W- 1" Peanut Butter 1" Catsup wa..: 2i69 A Montreal policeman guards the entrance-to the Gargantua nightclub in eastend Montreal Tuesday after a fire which police say was deliberately set claimed the lives of 13 people. It was described as a mass murder. Innocent pay with lives in Que. revenge killings Beef It Up SttrffliDlMir Ml MFlMlR.1n.il. Fliiin. 2il00 Canned Pop Bir: 5ilM Mop Magic Sir 79' Toilet Tissue SW, 95' Spic Span ST.. 1" 59' Bleach 64D.U. Ml MALIK'S W. FlitMl Quality Cut to Your PhOlM 328-5742 FMI CHy Mlnry On Iwp Ordrn STORE HOURS: Mwidiy, TuMftqr, Wiftiudiy ml m. to I p.m. TlwncMr.iml I to p.m. 64213th StrMt North MONTREAL (CP) In- nocent bystanders are fre- quently the victims when un- derworld figures decide to set- tle accounts. Police and underworld both use the term "reglerhent de or settt ing of describe the most common motive for slayings in Quebec. Of 160 slayings committed in Quebec in 1974, 56 were attributed to settling of ac- counts. Four main motives were established for the other 104 killings. Police described as mass murder the death of 13 per- sons in the Gargantua night club fire early Tuesday. But one spokesman said the exact motive was not known yet and, in any case, it was a sure thing that the majority of vic- tims were innocent, bystanders. One- observer said that in the sleazy world of Quebec's "small time underworld" just about anything can cause a "reglerhent de favorable testimony at a previous trial, refusal to go along with an illegal scheme, co-operating with police or in- sults, real or imagined. Killings of that kind generally take place in the early morning hours in bars or other establishments .fre- quented by hoods. The Gargantua was the scene of a double slaying last Oct. 30, when Raymond Laurin, 30, and Robert Leves- que, 28, were killed by two other men who fired between seven and 10 shots at point- blank range before escaping with a. cash box containing 1150. After interviewing eye- witnesses, police named prison escapees Richard Blass and Roger Roussel, both 29, as suspects. They had es- caped with three other men from the maximum security wing of St. Vincent de Paul Penitentiary a week earlier. Rous'sel 'was recaptured six weeks ago but Blass is still free. A coroner's inquest, found Roussel criminally responsible for a slaying com- mitted in the Old Chum bar salon during his freedom but he was not questioned at the inquest about the Gargantua slayings of Oct. 30. Police earlier pointed to in- cidents in which the names of Laurin, Levesque, Blass and Roussel were linked in records. In January, 1969, Blass and two other men- were arrested after a high- speed chase in which they ex- changed 40 shots with police during an attempted bank holdup in Sherbrooke, Que. In October of the same year, Blass and eight other convicts escaped from a police van taking them to court in Montreal. Shortly after that escape, Roger Levesque was charged with harboring three criminals. STORES You go or we pi the tow! We have so much confidence in these premium quality retreads that we back them with our new tire guarantee, Winter Retreads at half the price of new tires. ...a low price that makes it ____j ;